When a chance to impress professional scouts is on the line, old college rivalries die quickly and new alliances easily are formed.
That’s a lesson Abdul Gaddy and Aziz N’Diaye will learn next week when they participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
Here’s a look at the rosters of the eight teams and how the 64 players were dispersed among the eight-man squads.
— N’Diaye and Washington State’s Brock Motum are paired together on a team coached by former Sonic Ruben Patterson.
— Gaddy and Oregon Arsalan Kazemi will team together.
— Perhaps the team to beat is a squad led by former Washington star Eldridge Recasner. His team includes: Peyton Siva, the Louisville star and former Franklin High standout, Oregon’s Tony Woods, Kansas’ Travis Releford, Indiana’s Christian Watford and Syracuse’s James Southerland.
— Oregon’s E.J. Singler is teaming with former Washington player Elston Turner, who starred at Texas A&M.
— UCLA’s Larry Drew II is on a team with Colorado State’s Colton Iverson.
— Arizona’s Mark Lyons appears to have a nice squad that includes BYU forward Brandon Davies and D.J. Seeley of Cal-State Fullerton.
— Arizona State’s Carrick Felix is one of nine Pac-12 players in the tournament.
— Former Arizona guard Lamont ‘MoMo’ Jones is one of the stars on a team led by former NBA great Antoine Walker.